Award Year: 2016

Todd Elementary School

45 Ingham Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY, 10510-1704

(914) 432-8062

Ms. Nadine McDermott, Principal at time of Nomination

Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

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Mission

Todd School provides a safe, positive learning environment that assures the academic and social development of each child. Our students are creative, critical, independent thinkers who strive for personal excellence. As a learning community, we prepare our children for their future by fostering empathy and embracing individuality.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 71%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 16%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 1%
Application
Pulling together earns Todd School Blue Ribbon status!

Pulling together earns Todd School Blue Ribbon status!

Todd Elementary School is a home for the mind where the foundational building blocks are laid for all students to be successful in and prepared for this global society. At the heart of our success is the belief that all children are intrinsically motivated to learn. Our rigorous curricula in all content areas and a collaborative culture inspires and challenges students to realize their full potential academically, emotionally, physically, socially and culturally. Teachers utilize a problem-based learning approach with a focus on a learner active, technology infused classroom that provides opportunities for students to gain content knowledge while solving complex, real world problems using collaboration and critical thinking skills.

Contributing to the uniqueness of Todd School is the tradition of and commitment to "The Golden Rule of Todd School," the school goal of empathy and Habits of Mind. Empathy is the lifeline to the heart and soul of our school. Habits of Mind serve as an internal compass to prepare mindful, self-directed learners for future uncertainties in this global society. An upward spiral of success for our students can be attributed to our commitment to infuse Habits of Mind, mindfulness and a growth mindset into the culture, climate and curricula. The study and implementation of these thinking dispositions provide a shared vision and common language that serve as a connective thread permeating all aspects of school life for students, staff and parents. As a result, Todd School has been certified as an International Habits of Mind Learning Community of Excellence.